Robinson Schools

Raising Grateful Givers

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ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) - This time of year, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But as adults, how do we teach our children to be grateful and giving?


Experts say fundraising and volunteering help children understand empathy and become more successful adults.

Students and Lincoln Grade School in Robinson, Illinois are learning how it feels to give. Teachers say it's due to the culture they've created.

The school librarian, Holly Gallagher, is collecting donations to help a school in Texas rebuild their book collection after Hurricane Harvey. Mauriceville Middle School was hit hard with flooding and the library books were ruined.

Gallagher is selling ticket for a dollar. At the end of the week she will draw a winning ticket and that student will get a signed copy of a "Captain Underpants" book.

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Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 


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